The Telmont Blanc de Blancs Vinothèque 2006 vintage is the creme de la creme of the pure Chardonnays
If the 2012 Blanc de Blancs sounds divine to you, then there is another vintage to look forward to this year – the Blanc de Blancs Vinothèque 2006 (S$315), which arrived in Singapore this January.
The Blanc de Blancs Vinothèque is the creme de la creme of the pure Chardonnays, where only the best crop from the Côte des Blancs make the cut. Only the first press fraction – the cuvee – is used as it represents the purest juice from the fruit. Rich in sugar and acids, the cuvee is notable for its ability to transcend into wines with finesse and excellent ageing potential.
Cellar-aged to perfection for 14 years, the Blanc de Blancs Vinothèque bottles are still, as per tradition, riddled by the hands of an expert cellar master before they are disgorged. The result is a delightful Blanc de Blancs characterised by its elegance and underscored by a freshness and complex vanilla.
Tasting notes for Blanc de Blancs Vinothèque 2006 from Telmont
Nose: The first nose gives way to fleshy peach with a hint of white tobacco, followed by a burst of vanilla and toasted toffee.
Palate: The first mouth is a vivacious palate of exotic fruit, pineapple, mango and pear, with a lifted acidity and lychee finish.
Recommended pairing: Elegantly aged Parmesan.
This story first appeared in the January/February 2022 issue. Purchase it as a print or digital copy, or consider subscribing to us here